Cord-free headphones integrate Apple’s iPod Shuffle into design

cord free headphones integrate apples ipod shuffle into design

As MP3 players and iPods have become more and more the norm, we expect to be able to take our favorite playlists and songs just about everywhere with us. Luckily for all of us, Apple products like the iPhone and any of the iPod models have made that mostly a reality. We know a lot of people who listen to music on their iPhones while waiting for the bus, on a long run, or while traveling. All-encompassing devices like the iPhone are great for most purposes, but what happens when you want to take your music somewhere outdoorsy where it could get damaged, or don’t want the heft of a full-size iPhone? That’s where the tiny iPod Shuffle comes in. While it has its limitations, it’s a perfect device for those of us who lead an active lifestyle. 

With that in mind, designers Jeremy Saxton and Jacob Hall have taken it upon themselves to address one of the only remaining problems with taking your music anywhere you want: headphones. You’re at the gym, working hard on the treadmill or elliptical with your iPod Shuffle clipped to your shirt, but the cord from your headphones is swinging back and forth, occasionally getting caught on the water-bottle holder on the machine in front of you. It may not be the worst of your problems, but fixing it means one less hassle. The ODDIO1 Cord-Free Shuffle Headphones ($35) aim to provide a simple, easy, and affordable solution to staying active with your Shuffle. 

This Kickstarter project integrates the iPod Shuffle directly into the headphone design. All you have to do is plug the short cord into the headphone port of your Shuffle, slide the device into its designated holding spot, and you’ve got your iPod and a pair of active headphones in one. The headphones will be made (if funded) of a nylon plastic outer chassis and feature high-grade silicone inner ear cushions, 30mm dynamic audio drivers, and an adjustable headband. The headphones will come in black/blue, black/black, and black/pink for production and a special “Cupertino Colorway” (seen above left) for $200 backers. 

Product Review

LG's new Tone Platinum SE headphones let you rock out for longer than ever

The latest in LG’s Tone wireless headphones series, the new Tone Platinum SE, offer some impressive audio performance and Google Assistant access, but the real prize here is the 13-hour battery.
Home Theater

Cutting the cord? Let us help you find the best service for live TV streaming

There's a long list of live TV streaming services available to help you cut the cord and replace your traditional TV subscription. Each is different in important ways, and this guide will help you find the best one for you.
Home Theater

JLab’s sweatproof wireless headphones are perfect for earbud-hating gym rats

JLab's latest headphones are a pair of wireless, sweatproof over-ears designed for those who hate the feeling of in-ear headphones during workouts. Durable, and with 20 hours of battery life, they're perfect for earbud haters.
Home Theater

Set your ears free with the best completely wireless earbuds

If you can't stand the tangle of cords, or you're just excited about completely wireless earbuds, you're going to need some help separating the wheat from the chaff. Our list serves up the best wireless earbuds around.
Mobile

Got gadgets galore? Keep them charged up with the 10 best USB-C cables

If you weren't already aware, USB-C is quickly becoming mainstream. That's why we've rounded up some of the better USB-C cables on the market, whether you're looking to charge or sync your smartphone.
Computing

How to protect your iCloud account

From Chinese hacking to identity theft, it's not surprising if you're a little worried about your iCloud data. Here's how to protect your iCloud account with a few simple security steps. It will only take a few minutes, and we'll walk you…
Mobile

Preapproval for iPhone Upgrade Program now available for iPhone XR

Apple took the wraps off of its new set of iPhones, including the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the new iPhone XR. The iPhone XR is being offered as the "affordable" iPhone, and it's a little different than the more expensive models.
Computing

Which is best: The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme or the 15-inch MacBook Pro?

To try and help nail down the best 15-inch laptops in the world, we compared the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme vs. MacBook Pro 15 in a head to head that looked at their power, design, and portability.
Mobile

Google Pixel 3 vs. Apple iPhone XS: Does Google’s A.I. take down Apple?

The Google Pixel 3 is here, boasting top-tier specs like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and 4GB of RAM, and some of the world's best artificial intelligence features on a phone. But can it take out the Apple iPhone XS?
Mobile

Hinge's new feature wants to know who you've gone out on dates with

With its new "We Met" feature, Hinge wants to learn how your dates are going with matches in its app. That way, it can inject the information into its algorithm to provide future recommendations that better suit its users' preferences.
Mobile

Which Verizon plan is best for you? We check out family, individual, and prepaid

Verizon offers lots of plans for individuals, your family, and folks who want prepaid service. Here is everything you need to know about Verizon's plans, from data packages and smartphones to Big Red's prepaid plans.
Mobile

Safeguard your new Apple smartphone with one of our favorite iPhone XS cases

If the iPhone XS is your next phone, then you’ll want to shop for some proper protection now. That glass sandwich design is all too easy to scratch or crack, so make sure you snag one of the best iPhone XS cases to keep it looking good.
Mobile

Here are our favorite wireless phone chargers for Android devices and iPhones

We checked out the best wireless phone chargers to make tangles and uncooperative ports a thing of the past. Whether you have an iPhone or Android, find out which wireless charging pads are worth buying, and how their features compare.
Gaming

Apple Mac users should take a bite out of these awesome games

Contrary to popular belief, there exists a bevy of popular A-list games compatible for Mac computers. Take a look at our picks for the best Mac games available for Apple fans.